One of the less common grape varieties, Gamay is gaining popularity amongst the trend-setters and is one of our most highly anticipated wine releases each year.
At Meadowbank we have some old Gamay vines (planted 1987) and some new Gamay vines (planted 2015). What excites us most about this wine is how each of these vineyard areas supply grapes with such unique flavour profiles which, when blended together, produce such a delicious and well balanced drink.
Light, bright and oh so right, this Gamay represents everything there is to love about Meadowbank. With it's trademark ruby red colour, it is juicy, succulent and completely seductive.
Serve straight from the cellar, or even slightly chilled on a warmer day. This is the perfect spring wine to stash in your picnic basket and crack open with pâté, cheese, cold cuts and salad. Equally as good in the evening with simple roast chicken or duck. Delicious!
This wine is made with minimal intervention. The fruit is left to spontaniously ferment as whole bunch clusters for 10 days, before being foot stomped for 4 days. It is then pressed to old French oak barriques and left to mature for 3 months. Officially unfined, unfiltered and preservative free, this wine is ready to drink now.
Heads up friends - the 2021 vintage produced very low grape yields all around Tasmania, and we only have a TINY amount of Gamay available. This one is not going to last long, sorry...
*Note: for those wondering, all our wines are vegan friendly.